The rain I mentioned yesterday, and the dream of mushroom hunting has gone. Today the weather forecast had predicted rain and cooler temperatures. Well how wrong could they have been! Our hour of soft, almost invisable rain yesterday did not bring mushrooms to the mountains, but brought an incredibly hot and humid heat to town. Oh well...I would probably have picked the poisenous mushrooms anyway.
Onto more pleasing conversations I finished reading this book last night. 'The Calabrian Tales' By Peter Chiarella is a interesting read and the author has written about his ancestors and their somewhat torrid pasts in Calabria. I rather enjoyed this book although I must admit to skimming over some sections that I found a little tedious. (I will be truthful that I find a lot of books tedious and it is not unusal for me to not finish books - this one however I finished so there was only a little bit of skimming involved.
Which gets me thinking that I should write a book list of books I have read and loved. If anyone has any suggestions about good books then let me know. My lovely twin sister has sent me an amazon gift certificate so I can buy something. Recomendations on books about people in italy or life in italy are normally what I read (sad really but I am a little addicted to these books and they occupy most of my bookshelf.)